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The wrasslin' that started it all.
on May 19, 2012
I was fortunate to witness so much of what the film covers growing up in the 60's and 70's in Memphis, TN. Memphis was nationally known as the "hotbed of professional wrestling". Anybody who was anybody in wrestling came through Memphis at some point or another, usually on the way up in their career. Monday nights at the Mid-South Coliseum was a happening in its own right. Sold out crowds of 13,000+ each and every week. This film captures so much of how the industry, as it currently is, developed. I only wish that the producers could have included more of the wrestlers of the era, however they did a FANTASTIC job. Len Rossi, Bearcat Brown, Tojo Yamamoto, Jackie Fargo and his brothers, The Sheepherders, The Fabulous Ones, Rock n' Roll Express, Superstar Bill Dundee, Austin Idol, Ric Flair, Buddy Landell, The Medics, The Assassins, The Iron Sheik, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Dirty Dutch Mantell, Beautiful Bobby Eaton, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Leapin' Lanny Poffo, Nick Bockwinkle, and on and on and on and on. Jake Steinfeld(Body by Jake) and his partner a.k.a. Sting. So many more names and not enough space. Thanks for the memories.